Re: htdig: htmerge failes with strange file name

Tyson Bigler (
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:28:44 -0600 (CST)

I was using the standard sort included with Solaris 2.5.1. I dl'd and
installed GNU sort (textutils-1.22), but I didn't have any better luck (I
even recompile htdig to force it to find the new sort). Now I get:

# htmerge -c conf/unix.conf -v -s
htmerge: Sorting...
/home/atlantis3/bigler/opt/bin/sort: read error: Invalid argument
htmerge: Word sort failed

Any other ideas? Thanks!!


On 22-Nov-98 Geoff Hutchison wrote:
> At 5:19 PM -0500 11/21/98, M. Tyson Bigler wrote:
>># bin/htmerge -c conf/unix.conf -v -s
>>htmerge: Sorting...
>>sort: can't create /home/atlantis8/bigler/stmAAAa00598/a: Not a directory
>>htmerge: Word sort failed
>>If I had to guess, htmerge is cycling through some alpha-numeric set when
>>generating the temporary files in $TMPDIR... if this is true, why on earth
>>would it choose to use a '/' in the name??!! Can this be easily fixed
>>(assuming this is the true problem)?
> Uh. I think this is a problem with your sort program. During "sorting"
> htmerge uses an external sort program (detected using ./configure) and uses
> this to sort files in the $TMPDIR.
> But htmerge itself never writes files into TMPDIR, so the problem would be
> with the sort program generating an incorrect filename. What sort (version)
> are you using?
> -Geoff Hutchison
> Williams Students Online

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